New Delhi: Colombian Overseas Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez held talks with senior officers of the Science and Expertise Ministry and the ICMR and explored the potential for co-production and expertise transfers within the growth of vaccines and pharmaceutical merchandise.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated this on Sunday as Ramirez, who can also be Colombia’s Vice President, wrapped up a three-day go to to India.
She held intensive talks with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday throughout which they deliberated on additional enlargement of bilateral ties. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Ramirez on Friday and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in lots of areas, the MEA stated.
“Ramirez additionally held discussions with senior officers within the Ministry of Science and Expertise in addition to Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) on exploring cooperation in biotechnology, co-production and expertise transfers within the growth of vaccines and pharmaceutical merchandise,” it stated in a press release.
Later, two letters of intent for cooperation within the fields of biotechnology and medical analysis have been signed by the Division of Biotechnology and the ICMR with their Colombian counterparts.
Previous to the arrival of Ramirez, a 48-member delegation headed by Luiz Fernando Ruiz, Colombia’s Minister of Well being and Social Safety, travelled to Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru from September 27-30 and visited Indian pharmaceutical corporations and centres of excellence.
Additionally they visited ISRO services and met representatives from the New Area India Restricted (NSIL) and the Human Area Flight Centre (HSFC), the MEA stated.
“Colombia is a crucial companion of India in Latin America and our bilateral relations have been increasing, significantly within the financial and business sphere regardless of pandemic disruptions,” it stated.
“The go to of Ramirez to India was preceded by the go to of Minister of State for Exterior Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi to Colombia from September 4-6. The go to will additional contribute in the direction of strengthening and diversification of India-Colombia bilateral ties,” the MEA added.
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Printed on: Sunday, October 03, 2021, 09:45 PM IST